420 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410

Dental Staff

Family Dentist Serving Central Connecticut

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Larry Erwich, D.M.D.

Cosmetic and Family Dentist in Cheshire, CT

Larry Erwich, D.M.D.


Dr. Larry Erwich received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. He went to dental school at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then completed a residency in general family practice in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Erwich has been practicing dentistry in Cheshire, CT for over 20 years, He has taught dental students at The University of Connecticut for several years. He was also the dentist for Gaylord Hospital, a local rehabilitation hospital in Wallingford. Dr. Erwich and his wife live in Cheshire, CT where they've raised two children. Dr. Erwich is always taking educational courses to keep his skills updated. He recently completed advanced training in laser dentistry and implant dentistry.

Heidi Cranford, D.M.D.

Cosmetic and Family Dentist in Cheshire, CT

Heidi Cranford, D.M.D.

Dr. Heidi Cranford joins our practice this year bringing her superior training, experience, and devotion to patients. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia and continued her studies at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. After dental school, Dr. Cranford completed her post-graduate residency in Advanced General Dentistry at the Manhattan VA Hospital where she received extensive training in complex crown and bridge procedures. Recognized for her work, she was selected as Chief Resident for the second year of residency training at the Bronx VA Hospital where she gained experience in multifaceted restorative and reconstructive dentistry.

Dr. Cranford is a Connecticut native and grew up in a family of dentists. She is passionate about providing the finest dental care for her patients, prioritizing not only beautiful teeth but the best oral health possible. While she is proud of her dental achievements, she considers her best accomplishment by far becoming a mom in September to her baby girl Harper. 

Denise - Registered Dental Hygienist

Denise has been a dental hygienist with Dr. Erwich for over 25 years. A proud alumni of Fones School of Dental Hygiene, Denise keeps up with the newest dental technologies, products and techniques in her care for all of her patients. Denise is known for generous sharing of her flowers and vegetables with others, especially bringing in flower arrangements weekly to the office. Denise enjoys an active, balanced life with her husband, children and grandchildren. When not in the office, you may find Denise ushering at the Oakdale or hockey and basketball games at Quinnipiac University.

Dung - Registered Dental Hygienist

Dung, pronounced “Yung”, is passionate about each patient she meets. Her skills shine both as a clinician and a teacher. She is a Tunxis Community College graduate of Dental Hygiene in May 2006, and has been working for Dr. Erwich since 2007. Dung will help you to maintain a healthy-balanced quality of life. She is able to demonstrate the connectedness of dental health and life style. Her primary objective is to make you smile. She is a mother of two young adult daughters, whose hobbies include tennis, hiking, biking, walking, reading, singing, and volunteering. She is mostly found at her favorite place, our own Cheshire Public Library.


Donna - Registered Dental Hygienist

Donna received her dental hygiene degree from Fones School of Dental Hygiene. She has been practicing for over 30 years in periodontics and general dentistry. Donna has spent more then 20 of those years working with Dr. Erwich. Donna is married and has two grown sons and lives in North Haven. In Donna's spare time, she can be found attending her son's concerts. Her hobbies include teaching preschool children the importance of good dental health, walking, reading, hiking, baking and travel.


Patti - Registered Dental Hygienist

Patti has been a dental hygienist with Dr. Erwich for over 15 years. Patti graduated from the dental hygiene program from the University of New Haven in 2006. Prior to dental hygiene, Patti was a dental assistant for many years at Dr. Boland’s office in town. Patti grew up in Cheshire, graduated from Cheshire High School and raised her daughter and two sons here. Pattie loves to travel and stay active. When not in the office, you may find Patti playing golf, pickleball, skiing, listening to music or dining al fresco. Patti loves seeing patients from her many years of living in Cheshire and meeting new ones.